Review Of Extreme Rules 2009
Names in bold indicate winner of the match
Match One: Fatal Four-Way Match for United States Championship between Matt Hardy, William Regal, Kofi Kingston (defending), and MVP
Overall this was a good match with enough action to keep it interesting. Kofi Kingston performed well and in my opinion deserved to retain his title.
Match Two: No-Holds-Barred Match for Intercontinental Championship between Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio (defending)
I thoroughly enjoyed this match. I am a big fan of both of these superstars, and both were able to show their expected level of athleticism. The surprise of Chris pulling off Rey's mask helped add to the match, in my opinion.
Match Three: Samoan Strap Match between CM Punk and Umaga
I found this match enjoyable to watch due to the uniqueness and athleticism of the two competitors. I was impressed with Umaga's ability to move so quickly and am disappointed to hear that WWE is releasing him.
Match Four: Hardcore Match for ECW Championship between Christian (defending), Jack Swagger, and Tommy Dreamer
This match lived up to my expectations. There was a good mixture of weapon use and standard wrestling, and I think Tommy Dreamer showed exceptional athleticism and deserved to win the title.
Match Five: Hog-Pen Match for Miss WrestleMania Crown between Santina Marella and Vickie Guerrero (defending)
This was quite a boring match, but I don't think many people were expecting otherwise. The addition of Chavo helped provide some comedy, but as far as actual wrestling goes, this match was severely lacking.
Match Six: Steel Cage Match for WWE Championship between Batista and Randy Orton (defending)
Although I am a Randy Orton fan, I still found this match quite enjoyable. Both wrestlers put on a good show, and I am not completely disappointed that Batista won the title.
Match Seven: Submission Match between John Cena and Big Show
This was the only match, other than the Hog-Pen Match, that I did not enjoy. These two wrestlers should never have been placed in a technical match such as a submission match, and as the match went on, I feel they only proved this point.
Main Event: Ladder Match for World Heavyweight Championship between Jeff Hardy and Edge (defending)
This was a fantastic main event in my opinion. Both Jeff and Edge have performed greatly with ladders in the past, and this night proved to be no different. Both superstars deserved the win, but Jeff proved that he deserved it just a bit more.
Extra: CM Punk cashes in his Money-in-the-Bank Contract for a match with Jeff Hardy
This surprise ending to an already great PPV really ended the night well.
Overall I give this PPV an eight on a scale of 1-10. There were a number of good matches and enough surprises to make it well worth the money. The only matches taking away from it, in my opinion, were the Hog-Pen and submission matches
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